Tim Etchells & Ant Hampton: NOT TO SCALE

audio performance
(Great Britain)

The audio performance Not to scale brings together two big names of British theatre, Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells. The performance invites two audience members to collaboratively engage in making scribbles and thus co-creating a comic-style drawing of characters, who subsequently come to life on paper, guided by the narrative medium of a female voice. Minimalist set design consisting of just a piece of paper, a pencil, a rubber and an audio recording harbours an imaginative springboard for the audience. It highlights the immense childlike joy of drawing and exploring the infinite possibilities, as well as impossibilities, promised by a piece of paper. Animating a narrative about tiny little men as they live their lives constantly torn between creation and destruction, between life and death. Perforating, drawing, scribbling, copying and making stories that may end up vanishing from a piece of paper or turning out to be not to scale. The performance Not to Scale falls in a separate category called auto-theatre – a term coined together by Ant Hampton and the British-Italian artist Silvia Mecuriali in 2007. It is via audio instructions that the audience runs the performance, and hence auto-performance emerges. All it takes is a tiny stroke of a pencil.

Performance is for two people. Advance booking of the time slot is required: info@bunker.si

Friday, 18 August, every hour from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, 19 August, every hour from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday, 20 August, every hour from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, 21 August, Tuesday, 22 August, Thursday, 24 August and Friday 25 August, every hour from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, 26 August, every hour from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

50 minutes
Performance is in Slovene or in English.

Created by: Tim Etchells & Ant Hampton
Sound design and edit: Ant Hampton
Slovene voice: Asja Kahrimanović Babnik
Direction of Slovene version: Jure Novak
Sound design and edit of Slovene version: Rok Kovač & Jure Vlahovič
Slovene translation: Urška Sterle
Thanks for permission to use samples from their album Nowhere: Isambard Khroustaliov & Lothar Ohlmeier
Production: Ana Riscado
Managers: Luz Algranti & Sofia Medici
Local producer: Mojca Jug
Production of the Slovene version: Bunker, Ljubljana
Co-produced by: Access Point,Dublin Theatre Festival, Teatro do Bairro Alto, Noorderzon Festival, Theater Rampe

Photo by: Ant Hampton